to the Zubal Phantom site where we store and distribute several sets
of segmented images of two living human males. The original torso
phantom consists of a CT-based torso and a CT-based head. This was
constructed under a Department of Energy grant (FG02-88ER60724) and
was conceived for use in Monte Carlo simulations of nuclear medicine
We are indebted to Dr. Maria A.Stuchly, Professor in the Department
of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada,
who borrowed the arms and legs from the Visible Human and attached
them to the original torso phantom. As a follow-up, Dr. Katarina Sjogreen,
Department of Radiation Physics, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden,
straightened the arms out along the phantom's side.
An independent MRI-based, high-resolution head phantom was also constructed
under DOE support and can be used for detailed neurological investigations.
When the arms and legs were added to the original torso phantom, the
original CT-based head was replaced with a scaled-down version of
this improved MRI-based head.